July 27, 2011
The Big Gap (Dragnet).
Season 5, episode 6.
Original air date: 6 October 1955.
Cast: Jack Webb (Sgt. Joe Friday), Ben Alexander (Officer Frank Smith 2), James Stone (Garfield Hunt), Lillian Powell (Ida Hunt), Peggy Webber (Peg Ruskin), Mel Ford (Fred Alpin), Don Barry (Parker Cleaver). Frank Gerstle (Jake,
bartender), Jay Lawrence (Ernest Wilcoxson), Roy Darmour (Uniformed Officer), George Fenneman (Announcer opening: uncredited) and Hal Gibney (Announcer closing: uncredited).
January 14, 2009
In this episode, Joe and Frank go after a trio of con-artists after a business owner is swindled out of his life savings. Following leads they apprehend 2 of the suspects. The third is killed in an auto accident making it impossible to prove the case on the other 2. The police reluctantly release them, but they try another con and, this time, are caught and convicted. Great episode in the classic Dragnet style.